Tuesday, June 12, 2007

More, More

I feel like writing more nowadays. I think about things to write about in this blog from time to time, and I can't remember the last time I've enjoyed writing this much.

redjumpsuitapparatus - cool debut album. i just had to mention it.

tourney last week - We got 2nd plc. Can't help it, though. Budin's the tallest in my team, and he's 5'10". The team that got 1st had a guy who was 6'2" and he was built like an ogre. Mislan got his layup blocked once by the guy and it was as if the whole auditorium resonated with the sound of the ogre's hand hitting the ball. Definitely Ben Wallace-esque. We were unbeaten if you don't count that one match. Damn it. We could've won the match but I guess I don't have enough chemistry with Budin and Mislan. It was the first tourney we entered together, so you can't expect much. Oh well.

I went out a couple of times last week, and I saw Shrek 3. It wasn't really that funny. Disappointing, really, but I had fun because I had good company. I guess this summer's full of those things, huh? Spiderman 3 wasn't as good as the other two, and the same thing goes for Pirates. Excellent trilogies are hard to come by. It's really hard to come up with three great movies, I'm sure. Come to think about it, I've never seen a trilogy with three great movies. The ones that I've seen so far are all mixed bags of mediocre, good and great.

UiTM's going to open next month, and I can't wait. Real basketball season is going to start. I've been getting rusty, and my steps are getting slower. I want to work on my mid-range jumper once I start playing there again. It's like waiting for summer, when you know that all the good players are going to play everyday and you'll spend the whole three months working on your game. I can't wait. I so can't wait. Argh...

Thursday, June 7, 2007

a quickie

Just a quick one for today. I went to play at UiTM yesterday, and I called Saku on my way there. Found out that he's in Hospital Klang. He's getting his appendix removed. I felt like a dickhead because the only thing I could think of at the time was he couldn't play this Saturday. Well, I called him just now and I told him to get a lot of rest and get well soon.

I think things turned out for the better. Mislan asked Budin to take Saku's place, and Budin agreed. I know that I'm not really good at transferring emotions to words but I'm esctatic to say the least. I've known Budin since late '04/early 'o5 and I truly believe that he is in the top 3 best Malay basketball player that I've ever seen with my eyes.

From experience, I once entered this tourney in mid '04 and his team won the tourney with him terrorizing the court. Why do I use the word terrorizing? He was that good. Nobody could've guarded him. He was dropping points from all over the court. I remember seeing him scoring like 3-4 straight treys in a game, and then he started to drive to the paint and nobody, seriously nobody in the tourney could do nothing about it. Bank shots, normal lay-ins, mid-range jumpshots, self-assists, etc. What else can I say?

In Mislan's own words, "Budin kalau main 3 on 3 memang dia boleh makan tiga-tiga orang kat court. Sekali dia kuar dengan hook shot dia la, apa la, memang takleh buat apa ar."

Whatever it is, come watch us play this Saturday to witness Budin. 9th June, KDU auditorium, 9am til (since Budin's almost surely bringing us to the finals) 2pm. Oh, and me and Mislan's gonna be there too.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Rusty Fingers

Damn it. I have that thing where I feel like I have too much to write about, but I don't know where to start. How lah, bro?

Let's start by laying out the outline. My family from Alor Star and Gombak came over on the 27th of May, went to Port Dickson on the 28th, came back the next day, went to Cameron on the 31st, came back last Saturday. By the way, Port Dickson and Cameron was niiiiice.

My dad rented the company bungalow at Port Dickson so we got a pretty good deal. The bungalow had 4 rooms, so nobody had to squeeze in even though there was around 15 of us. We had a barbecue, played darts and pingpong, and had fun in the water. The bungalow rental even came with a butler, and he took care of all of the food. He's a pretty good cook, I can tell you that. The best part about the trip? I drove all the way from Shah Alam to Port Dickson and back. My first long distance drive in Malaysia.

So how was Cameron? Surprisingly cold. Reminded me of walking at night during summer break when I was a freshman. Took a lot of pictures with flowers, tea leaves, and I even had tea and scones. Felt English for a good 15 minutes. Food and souvenirs weren't that expensive, but I don't think that I'll be going back for a long time. I seriously don't like the ride. The roads were small and had killer curves.

Fadhlin, my nephew, was unexpectedly attached to me during the Cameron trip. He kept on calling for his Mamu(that's me) and starts crying everytime I'm out of his sight. My only break from him was when he slept. I'm not complaining. I've never had a kid so attached to me like that. Will my kid be like that? It's both flattering and flattening at the same time. Plus, it doesn't hurt that he's cute and I like babies/kids.

It's confirmed! My basketball tourney's been moved to this Saturday(9th June) from 9am to 2pm at KDU. I'll be playing with Saku and Mislan. Saku's a schoolmate of mine during my Projek days while Mislan's an all-ATU reject just like me, so both of the guys aren't total strangers. Saku's got the body of an undersized Power Forward. He doesn't post-up that much but he tends to hang around the elbows of the free throw line. Mislan's a typical swingman. He can bring up the ball if he needs to, got a decent shooting touch and killer athletic abilities. Since both guys are UiTM players, and I'm a pretty decent player myself, we're gonna tapau the tourney this Saturday. The only thing we have to think about now is transport, a team name and color. Come watch!

June 9th, Auditorium of KDU, 9am to 2pm.

P/s: I'm thinking of putting up some pictures from the trip but I have to carefully select the pictures because I don't want to give my identity away(ala Spiderman, hahaha).